Joy as US-seized bells return to Philippine church

A sleepy central Philippine town erupted in joy on Saturday as bells looted from its church more than a century ago by vengeful United States troops were to be returned to the community.
Children waving bell-shaped signs and tearful residents in Balangiga gathered to welcome home the three bells that are a deep local source of pride, and which the US flew to Manila this week after decades of urging by the Philippines.
US troops carted away the bronze objects as trophies, after razing the town…